Lily has really gotten the hang of her animal sounds. Unfortunately, her love for electronics trumphs her vocal abilities as you can see from the video. Anytime that she sees a phone, computer, or even a calculator she makes a bee line for it. This is what we have to deal with when she doesn't get what she wants. She starts throwing temper tantrums and flailing about. Oy, the terrible twos are kicking in a bit early!!
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
At Knox's two month appt., I signed him up for Early Intervention Services. In Ohio, a clubfoot diagnosis automatically qualifies you for services. Knox has been hitting all milestones on track but I wanted to get him in the system in case he would fall behind (walking, crawling, etc). The physical therapist met with us today and had her evaluation. She stated that Knox was 100% on target, if not ahead for his age. We will not need to see her again for 2 months when she will re-evaluate. Knox was on his best behvior and was smiling and kicking all around. Lily was also showing off (mooing like a cow the entire time :( ). It's always refreshing to know that we are on track and that as parents we are doing everything we should for Knox. He's also rolling like a champ now..........see pics below!
Friday, January 21, 2011
When Lily was 5 months old, we found out that we were expecting again. We weren't trying but we weren't really preventing either. I was flooded with emotions during the weeks following us finding out. Was I taking away Lily's babyhood? Would I be able to handle 2 kids under 2? Would our marriage stay strong while dealing with 2 kids? Then when we found out that our little boy would be born with clubfoot, it threw so many more emotions into play. Would Lily love her brother even if he was not perfect? Would we love our little boy even though he wasn't perfect? I felt sad that we were making Lily grow up so fast and couldn't enjoy only HER for a while longer. Once Knox arrived, all bad emotions went out the door. I felt the same initial love that a mother feels for her child. He made our family COMPLETE. Lily took on the big sis role right away. From day 1 he was her baby. She loves this little boy more than words can express. She runs to him with a paci when he is crying. She rubs his leg (and even sometimes his head) to try to calm him down. She wants to hold him everyday. She cries when he cries. She has never shown any jealousy and even tries to share her food/toys with him (I have to explain that Knox can't eat pizza yet). She tries to brush his teeth (he has none). She has that natural maternal instinct. I was so worried that 2 kids 14mos apart would be too much to handle. Now I look back and can't remember my life any other way. Knox adores Lily and smiles ear to ear when she walks in the room. Sometimes he stops crying for her when Steve or I can't comfort him. The love between a brother and sister is amazing. I look forward to the years to come and can only hope that they are the BEST of friends. Two kids in diapers, two kids drinking milk, two kids crying at the same time, two kids in carseats, two kids holding hands................I wouldn't have it any other way!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I immediately got back on the internet to research the “best” doctor in our area. I wanted to meet the doctor and be sure that he was qualified before the birth. I researched and found Dr. Kean at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus (he was the head of the orthopedics group). We met with the nurse practitioner who explained that our doctor was not Ponseti certified (no doctors are certified in Ohio) but that he practiced the method. I felt comfortable and prepared after our meeting.
On September 24, 2010 I went into labor and after 8 hours of labor, Knox was here. The OB put him on my chest and I immediately checked him over. I scanned every part of his body to be sure that his feet were the only issue. He was born at 37 weeks and 3 days weighing 6lbs 14oz and was perfect……….except for crooked little feet. We were instructed to call the orthopedic office once he was born so that he could be casted within the first week of life.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Ok, so I've been wanting to create a blog for a while. I want a way to share our lives with others. Lily and Knox are growing so fast and I want to be able to remember my little munchkins before they are 16 and speeding out of the driveway. Welcome to our lives........The Miller's. Steve and I have been married for two years and we have two beautiful kids Lily and Knox. Lily is 17 mos old and Knox is 3 mos old! I hope to keep everyone informed of milestones and any journeys that we will travel.